foster mother


foster mother
An female adult who cares for a child who has been placed in foster care.

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  • Foster mother — Foster Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foster mother — noun a woman who is a foster parent and raises another s child • Syn: ↑foster mother • Hypernyms: ↑foster parent, ↑foster parent * * * 1. a woman who takes the place of a mother in raising a child. 2. a nurse. [bef. 1000; …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster-mother — noun a woman who is a foster parent and raises another s child • Syn: ↑foster mother • Hypernyms: ↑foster parent, ↑foster parent …   Useful english dictionary

  • foster mother — 1. a woman who takes the place of a mother in raising a child. 2. a nurse. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * …   Universalium

  • foster mother — woman who takes the place of a biological mother in raising a child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foster-mother — /ˈfɒstə mʌðə/ (say fostuh mudhuh) noun 1. a woman who takes the place of the mother in bringing up a child. 2. a nurse …   Australian English dictionary

  • Foster Mother of the Sciences — Medicine …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Foster — Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foster babe — Foster Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foster brother — Foster Fos ter, a. [AS. f[=o]ster, f[=o]stor, nourishment. See {Foster}, v. t.] Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English